Plasma Outreach Programme
Periyar Science & Technology Centre, Chennai
3-7 July, 2023

IPR Outreach conducted a week-long scientific outreach programme at the Periyar Science & Technology Centre, Chennai in collaboration with IGCAR Kalpakkam during 3-7 July, 2023.  This is IPR’s first outreach activity in the state of Tamilnadu.  The programme consisted of an exhibition on plasma, its applications as well as introductory talks on plasma for visiting students.

The event was inaugurated by Prof. Nilesh J. Vasa, Dean, IIT Madras and Dr. V Subramanian Head RESD, SQRMG (IGCAR) was the Guest of Honour. The event was coordinated by Shri. I. K. Lenin Tamilkovan, Executive Director, Tamilnadu Science & Technology Centre, Chennai.

For this exhibition, 72 UG and PG (Physics/Mathematics) students  volunteers from various colleges in Chennai such as Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Ethiraj College for Women, Loyola College, University of Madras and the Madras Christian College were trained by IPR team to explain the exhibits to visiting students in their local language.  

Over 3500 students and general public visited the exhibition at Chennai.

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View of the visitors at the exhibition of Plasma and its applications at Chennai

Inauguration of the exhibition (L-R) Shri. I. K. Lenin Tamilkovan (TNSTC), Dr. V Subramanian (IGCAR), Dr A V Ravi Kumar (IPR) and Prof. Nilesh J. Vasa (IIT-M)
The chief guest Prof. Vasa and Dr. V Subramanian viewing the exhibits.

Introducing plasma to visiting students

Student volunteers trained by IPR team explaining the exhibits to the visitors

Feedback about the exhibition from visiting students
Students of some of the schools in Chennai during their visit to the exhibition

IPR team with the scientific volunteers from various colleges of Chennai

© IPR, 2023